Paradice Palase (1263 Bushwick Avenue) is gearing up to present “Wild Animals,” a two-person painting show by New York-based artists Katherine McMahon and Kayla Camstra. “Wild Animals” will open this Friday, April 26, with a cocktail reception at the Bushwick Gallery space; the show will run through April 28. Just in time for Earth Day, this show aims to explore, celebrate, and question humanity’s limited and often troubled relationship with the animal kingdom. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from “Wild Animals” will benefit the local animal rescue, In Our Hands Rescue (IOHR) of New York City.
With this show, McMahon and Camstra aim to touch on the idiosyncrasies of animals, and therefore human. By presenting the two simultaneously as valiant hero and self destructive fool, the artists’ aim to illustrate the duality that lives within us all independently and collectively as a society. In varying measures, they try to answer the questions: How are we any different and why do we set our moralities the way we do?
Paradice Palase curates publicly funded exhibitions and accessible programs and workshops to foster community engagement, broaden visibility for artists, and build arts patronage.